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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

Free Trip: Autodesk Releases Real-Time Video Effects App, Motion FX

Kids and stoners alike will eat this up with a spoon. But don’t even show it to the Trippy Webcam Girl. She’ll just explode.

Autodesk just released this real-time video effects app, Motion FX, which uses your Mac’s FaceTime, iSight, or external camera and facial tracking [see: CamStache] to apply crazy effects like fire, smoke, and rainbow plasma (which I like to call the Predator filter).

Download the app free if you have OS 10.7. (via MacRumors)

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iPad: Make Cutting Edge Designs with IsoSketch App

Not just a killer way to make killer angular designs on your iPad, IsoSketch also lets you export them for use in other programs on your computer—without having to sync your iPad.

Created in part by PixelRevision, the same Developer behind CamStache and Space Invaders Augmented Reality test.

Get IsoSketch for a $2.99 launch price »

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Rad: Glasses-Free 3D iPad with Head Tracking App

Very cool technology being toyed with that gives you a 3D view based on the position of your head. How? Like CamStache, it uses your front-facing camera for head tracking and then alters the image based on your angle. Pretty damn smart. (via MacRumors)

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iPhone: BeerStat Beer Tallying App

What a week for iPhones and beer. First I hear the arcade classic Tapper is coming to iOS as Tapper World Tour. Now there’s an app to help you count all the beers you knock back in the real world, BeerStat.

Do you really need a tally for your drinking? Really? Maybe not. But what’s cool about this is all the stats it spits back at you. Not just which brands you’ve drank most but what percentage of your body weight you’ve drank in beer, or how much money you’ve spent on beer this month. No doubt, too much.

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New: The Ferocious Few Attack SF with Video Projections, iPhone App

SF (spoiled) locals know duo The Ferocious Few as avant buskers who pop up and rock out anywhere from Market Street to Mission Street.

BSSP ad peep Scott McFadden (UPDATE: and crew of Eddie Ringer (director), Garrett Delorm, Darren Wong and Alex Rice) helped the band on a video and iPhone app that captures their all-over-the-place nature.

For their Loc’d Out vid Scott tells us, “…the projection idea came from the fact that they started performing with guerrilla performances around SF. We tried to keep this same vibe by projecting in sketchy places like city hall. It was pretty shady walking around with a projector and generator. We did get some heat but it didn’t stop us.

The FEROCIOUS FEW POCKET ROCK-IT APP

The iPhone App lets you hold your own pop-up show. “Your front row ticket to a live Ferocious Few face-melting, regardless of how un-epic your current location may be. See the rest »

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SF Beer Week: The App (and Week) is Here

TWO DAYS INTO the 2nd annual SF Beer Week‘s over 200 events, two things are glaringly apparent:

  1. You’re gonna need a backup liver See the rest »
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DWI: The New Hyundai Equus Owners Manual is an iPad

Even more impressive than a first like iPad-as-owners-manual, or a VO from Jeff Bridges, is how the new Equus glovebox can actually fit an iPad. Mine barely holds a glove. Maybe that’s ‘cuz it’s Swarovski encrusted?

$48k iPad comes with free Hyundai

While every Equus comes with a 16GB WiFi Apple iPad you don’t have to own the car to get the app, download it free on iTunes. But it might make more sense if you did.

Nice work from Jera Mehrdad and team at Innocean Worldwide. Music from Future Perfect.

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AR: Dimension Invader Augmented Reality iPhone Game and … the Future

Dimension Invaders combines camera, GPS, and accelerometer to bring space invaders into firing range. Wherever you may be. Game only works on iPhone 3GS. Learn more at Rapidito Games. Or download from iTunes.

AR BONUS:

Fang just sent me this video on the future of AR gaming. Not real, but pretty badass. Dimension Invader is the closest we’ll get for now.

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SFBW: Start Your Livers …. SF Beer Week Is Go!!!

With tonight’s opening gala it’s official, the 2nd annual San Francisco Beer Week is on. Over 200 different events over the next week, all around the Bay. Yes, two hundo! Here’s five to get you started. See 7×7 Magazine top picks here.

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10th Annual Double IPA Festival at The Bistro in Hayward
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Adv: Puma’s Stripping Stock Ticker iPhone App

Great promotion for the new line of PUMA Bodywear. When the market goes down, the clothes come off. Brilliant.

Not as useful as the new Flickr App from Yahoo! or the Priceless Picks App from Mastercard, but what’s your ratio of useful to useless-but-nearly-naked apps anyway? And have you seen the market?

Download the Puma Index App for iPhone. (Thanks, Jason)

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Augmented Reality: “Seer” Wimbledon Android App by Ogilvy/IBM

The Seer app lets Wimbledon visitors point their phone at any of the courts and see stats from the current and upcoming matches there. Or if they’re hungry, point it around the food court and see what grub’s on special.

Full article on Brand Republic. Developed by IBM and OgilvyOne London. (Thanks, Todd)

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Augmented Reality: Tube Station Finder App for iPhone 3Gs

I like playing with my Sasquatch as much as the next guy, but with all the AR happening right now, it’s just eye candy. When it gets useful, like this Tube Station Finder or that Postal Service Virtual Box Simulator, I really get excited. (via Waxy)

 

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iPhone: “uArt” Facial Hair App From Gillette

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This is fine as a fun, free little app. As a Gillette-branded app, however, I had higher hopes. I should be able to shave that shiz like Prince. Instead, I’m stickin’ and jabbin’ like some fencer. Or my childhood, drunk barber. In the end, my crappily-manicured beard was actually funnier than what I originally tried for: lightening bolt ‘stache. Will just have to grow the real deal.

Try it yourself from the iTunes App Store. (via DirectDaily)

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